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Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) (Indonesian: Institut Teknologi Bandung) was established in 1920 as Technische Hogeschool te Bandung (THB). It was also the place where Indonesia's first president, Sukarno, earned his engineering degree in civil engineering. Later ITB became part of the Faculty Engineering of the University of Indonesia (UI) in Jakarta after Indonesian independence in 1945. In March 2, 1959 the Indonesian government officially chartered ITB as a separate higher education entity.
The University prides itself on its reputation as one of the country's centers of excellence in science, technology, and art, and is consistently considered the top choice among Indonesia's high school students.
The university cultivates professional and social activities by supporting its students' unions, the student government councils that exist in every department. Each students' union has its own distinctly designed jacket that, among other traditions, serves as part of its member identity. There are also a number of student activity units/clubs supporting ITB student interests in rounding out their educational experience. It is not uncommon that the students and alumni are identified by the clubs to which they belong (or used to belong) at ITB, in addition to their class year and major.
The university is a member of LAOTSE, an international network of leading universities in Europe and Asia exchanging students and senior scholars.